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Grateful Dead Live at The Spectrum on 1979-01-05


Topics Live concert


Sugaree, Minglewood Blues, Candyman, Mama Tried-> Mexicali Blues, From The Heart Of Me, Brown Eyed Women, It's All Over Now, Stagger Lee, The Music Never Stopped Bertha-> Good Lovin', It Must Have Been The Roses, Estimated Prophet-> Eyes Of The World-> Drums-> Truckin'-> Nobody's Fault But Mine-> Black Peter-> Around & Around, E: Johnny B. Goode


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue The Spectrum
Location Philadelphia, PA

Source Audience Recording: Nakamichi 300/CP1
Lineage Nakamichi 300/CP1 -> Cm -> Cass -> Dat(48k); Dat (Sony R500) -> Prodif plus -> Samplitude v6.0 -> SHN
Taped by
Transferred by

Notes

Via Charlie Miller ; remastered and seeded by T. Wiley

COMMENTS: Entire show was pitch corrected and remastered. D1t01(Sugaree) First couple notes
are clipped, Static left channel from :47-1:05 filtered some minor static is still present,
Drop out @ 12:18 both channels removed. D1t10(The Music Never Stopped) 4:22 possible cut
where a section is missing. D2t01(Bertha) First few notes are clipped. D2t03
(It Must Have Been The Roses) Cuts off at 6:02 of the song. D2t06(Drums) Cuts off at 2:25.
D3t01(Space) Cuts in with 5:33 intacked.

Thanks to Charlie Miller and Torbjorn for the SHNS!!!

Another Installment Of The "I Gotta Have All 53 GD Spectrum Shows" Project!!

Reviews

Reviewer: LouSkannon - - March 23, 2015
Subject: Jerry was PISSED
I was in the 5th row for this show. Jerry started singing Nobody's Fault....first time singing it in a long long time! His microphone cut out after a few words, you can hear it, he didn't stop singing, the mike fucked up. He was furious. He looked over to the side at his roadie, and let me tell you, if looks could kill! Wow, I have never seen such a withering look. He was so mad, they wrapped up the show as quick as they could. Peter, round and round, JB Goode, and goodnight. What damn shame. Magic was happening, but foiled by technology.
Reviewer: danfleonard@gmail.com - - January 23, 2015
Subject: It's All Over Now
This is It's All Over Now of all It's All Over Nows!!!! I've listened to his hundreds of times and it still gives me the chills. Has a sense of wickedness in Jerry's tone. Crowd gets into it too. Such a Spectrum sounding show.
Reviewer: njpg - - January 5, 2015
Subject: -
Whoever taped this had way too itchy a pause button finger, and the treble needs to be cut a bit, but it's a sweet show!
Reviewer: mmarlowe - - June 28, 2011
Subject: The Rescheduled/Blizzard Show in Philly
Really Nice AUD, Thanks Charlie & T. I remember We were ON OUR WAY to the show on 11/27 from CNJ and luckily heard on the radio (gosh kids we had no IM way of finding these things out..WNEW was our Info source!) the show was cancelled going to be rescheduled..laryngitis..ahh.yeah..anyway...The Bertha and No Body's Fault were highlites for me..Weir was in learning slide mode...Jerry was straining a bit but no big, made him play better I think...anyway...I REALLY remember walking out into a snow that turned into a BLIZZARD..we were like the only vehicle besides plows and salters on the Turnpike..took like 5-6 HOURS to get home at @ 15 mph...and I really wanted to just stay in Philly..but my 2 pals happened to bring a couple of ah..young girls along..and if they didn't get home...there was going to be trouble deep..(I'm sure getting in @ 6am didn't help)..anyway..my first post here...just felt like sharing..Aloha Mark (if this story is familiar to you..email me)
Reviewer: Rock'nChuck - - June 17, 2011
Subject: a good cold night
I was at this show. Jerry's voice struggled but his guitar playing was great. A good time by all until I walked out of the Spectrum into a snowstorm.
Reviewer: Wharfie - - September 1, 2008
Subject: A Big Ol Warm Fuzzy One
Just days after closing Winterland, Grateful Dead traveled to Philadelphia to perform an unscheduled show to make up for the postponed Spectrum show of November 78 with this little fuzzy one. Jerry's vocals are obviously strained here but man his heart is in it and that's what wins the day for me. The following week on 1/12/79 Grateful Dead would once again play The Spectrum and Jerry's voice would still be struggling. I loved both of those shows for different reasons. Two of my favorite 79 attended shows.
Reviewer: Grateful Jerry - - July 2, 2008
Subject: Maybe a 3 but I'll give it a 4
The Spectrum wasn't the best place to pull aud's from but the taper did a pretty good job. Jerry was STILL struggling to get his voice back and there are more than the normal amount of PA problems at this show. Still, the performance itself is pretty good and a nice set list make this worth it. Charlie Miller also did a good job of transferring this.
Reviewer: JamminJerome - - November 11, 2007
Subject: less than average
Jerry's voice is really off, and Bobby's slide playing is painful to listen to. Jerry's energy is high on his solos, which results in a very nice Black Peter, but doesn't really make up for the generally weak 79 performance. The sound is OK after sound issues are resolved during Sugaree, but this is an AUD, so it's less than crisp. But hey, it's still 79, Jerry's voice is better than it is in the 80s and late 90s, and the energy is there. So it gets three stars, although it's more like 2.5.
Reviewer: Street Pig - - March 21, 2007
Subject: Noodling Jerry
Jerry's voice was cracking but he was having the noodles all night, great guitar playing from the onset, there are flaws such as the PA difficulties and needed adjustments during Sugaree, once jer came through in the PA we were all happier campers. First Set: Great song selection despite tolerating Bobby's praticing the slide, gotta love that It Must Of Been The Roses and Brown eyed Women! The closer is spliced but well played. Second Set as Jers voice worsens his guitar playing makes up for, nice transition from Drumz to a short space, post drums truckn' was well received.Nobody's Fault was EEEERRRY to say the least. I beleive the snow was falling as we exited the Spectrum that evening Recording for AUD in 79' is 4 Performance is 4
Reviewer: a0x0m0x0a - - January 6, 2007
Subject: Eek..Bob's Slide
OK, so I love 'em all...hugely appreciate that the entire band are talented unique players and generally subscribe to the "if you've got nothing good to say..." ethic. But if you are ever in the mood to hear some truly horrific slide playing...check out this Sugaree...poor Jerry is playing some great stuff and it is clashing with some seriously out of tune slide.
Reviewer: stealthhippy - - January 28, 2005
Subject: sorry...
was great how backin 79..i was there..but te ecording quality her...just plaintinks...not listenable.if anyonehas as oundboard..please pss it along.......thanx!a
Reviewer: taperdave - - May 3, 2004
Subject: Phat show
Yea I was here, Just Phat, the last lesh notes of it's all over now are THE BOMBS !!!

My first show dosed wow wow wow

Nobodys fault was the main event
Reviewer: taperdave - - May 3, 2004
Subject: Phat show
Yea I was here, Just Phat, the last lesh notes of it's all over now are THE BOMBS !!!

My first show dosed wow wow wow

Nobodys fault was the main event
Reviewer: taperdave - - May 3, 2004
Subject: Phat show
Yea I was here, Just Phat, the last lesh notes of it's all over now are THE BOMBS !!!

My first show dosed wow wow wow

Nobodys fault was the main event
Reviewer: gankmore - - April 16, 2004
Subject: all things considered, pretty nice.
not a bad crowd tape for the specturm in '79 Anybody know what the PA setup would have been? Funny how we take very careful notes of what mics but hardly ever the PA.

Don't get me wrong this isn't a great show but there is some cool stuff here like Jerry's loose and playful noodles throughout the Eyes. I'm also a fan of the the brown eyed women. The quality of this show suffers a little post-drums when Jerry's voice is almost absent from an otherwise interesting Nobody's fault. It comes back strong by the second line of Black Peter which seems quite heart-felt (wasn't it always?).

Bobby is HOWLING by the encore. I'm guessing everybody had a pretty good time.
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